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Posts tagged nutrients

July 31, 2009

 

Conifer forest

Tree Roots And Their Fungi Friends

It may come as a shock to you, but trees and other plants are commonly infected by what's known as "mycorrhizal fungi".

May 6, 2009

 

Ringed Sacoglossan sitting at ocean bottom

Sea Slugs That Really Are What They Eat!

In some species, up to half the sugar produced by the captive chloroplasts is passed to the sea slug.

March 13, 2009

 

Earthworm crawling through grass

Darwin’s Worms

Earthworms swallow soil, extract nutrients from it, then excrete the rest up onto the surface.

June 18, 2007

 

Pan Seared Steak

Seared Meat

Does searing meat at a high temperature when you first begin to cook it help to seal in the meat's juices, flavors, or nutrition?

November 14, 2006

 

a red parasite plant grows on a juniper tree

Plants on Plants

Some plants have parasitic behavior that destroys their plant hosts, but are there benefits too?

May 22, 2006

 

assassin_bug

Assassin Bugs

Though most true bugs eat plant sap, some feed on animals. One such true bug is the assassin bug, which feeds on fellow insects.

June 9, 2005

 

High-fructose Corn Syrup

Many soft drinks, as well as products like fruit beverages and baked goods, contain the sweetener high-fructose corn syrup. Why should you care what’s used to sweeten your drinks and foods? Some make much of the fact that our increase in high-fructose corn syrup consumption coincides with the increase in obesity in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 3, 2005

 

Crunchy, Indigestible Goodness

We’ve all heard how important fiber is in our diet, but what’s so great about fiber? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

February 24, 2005

 

Stomach Stapling

Nearly 2/3 of all American adults are overweight. Of those, almost 1/3 are obese. What’s to be done? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 21, 2004

 

Dead Zones in the Ocean

Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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